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Damon Galgut's Arctic Summer

Damon Galgut, Arctic Summer (Atlantic Books 2014)

After Howard’s End was published, E M Forster began another novel named Arctic Summer, but never finished it. 774 more words


“Adventures do occur, but not punctually”

As so correctly put by E.M. Forster, adventures cannot be made by appointment. You do not schedule adventures, but stumble upon them. You fall into them. 330 more words

What's in a name?

by Sunil Badami

As I mentioned in my previous post, most of my characters and protagonists aren’t named; and nearly all of them are women. I couldn’t tell you why, other than that I was raised by a strong woman, most of my friends are strong women, and I’ve always felt more comfortable and able to relate to women than men. 2,920 more words


I believe in doubt, part two

I do not believe in Belief. But this is an age of faith, where one is surrounded by so many militant creeds that in self-defence, one has to formulate a creed of one’s own.

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REVIEW: "Maurice" by E.M. Forster


The work of an exceptional artist working close to the peak of his powers.” —Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times

Set in the elegant Edwardian world of Cambridge undergraduate life, this story by a master novelist introduces us to Maurice Hall when he is fourteen. 821 more words

4 Stars

What We Talk About When We Talk About Plot

E.M. Forster defined the difference between story and plot this way: “The king died and then the queen died is a story. The king died and then the queen died of grief is a plot.” 523 more words